Kolkata, Jul 11 (PTI) Following are the top stories of the Eastern Region at 5 pm.

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CAL 1 WB-ARRESTS 37 arrested from top Kolkata hotel for partying amid COVID restrictions Kolkata: At least 37 people were arrested in the early hours of Sunday from a five-star hotel in Kolkata for partying, defying the COVID-related restrictions, police said.

CAL 2 SK-LANDSLIDE Major traffic jam on NH 10 as landslides block Sikkim's arterial highway Gangtok: A major traffic jam was witnessed on NH 10 on Sunday as several landslides blocked Sikkim's arterial highway that connects the Himalayan state with the rest of India, BRO sources said.

CAL 3 WB-FINMIN-STEP DOWN Noted economist Amit Mitra likely to step down as Bengal FinMin due to ill health Kolkata: Noted economist and senior TMC leader Amit Mitra is likely to step down as the West Bengal finance minister and even retire from active politics due to ill health, party sources said on Sunday.

CAL 4 OD-VIRUS-CASES Odisha logs record 65 COVID-19 fatalities, 2,282 new cases Bhubaneswar: Odisha on Sunday registered 65 COVID-19 fatalities, the highest-ever in a single day, pushing the toll to 4,599, while 2,282 new cases raised the tally to 9,39,752, a health department official said.

CAL 5 WB-TMC-PROTEST TMC protests over fuel price hike, supporters served food cooked on firewood oven Kolkata: Trinamool Congress members protested across West Bengal on Sunday against the spiralling fuel prices that are causing hardships for the common people amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

CAL 6 WB-TERROR-ARRESTS 3 suspected terrorists arrested from south Kolkata: Police Kolkata: Three suspected terrorists of Jamaat-ul- Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) were arrested from south Kolkata's Haridevpur area on Sunday afternoon, police said.

CAL 7 WB-BJP-DISSIDENCE-RESHUFFLE Bengal BJP to bring about sweeping organisational changes to crack whip on dissidents Kolkata: Smarting under the assembly election defeat, the West Bengal BJP is likely to bring about a sweeping organisational reshuffle to crack the whip on recalcitrant leaders and a section of turncoats, who joined the saffron party ahead of the polls.

CES 5 AS-VIRUS-WIDOWS-SCHEME Assam launches scheme to give Rs 2.5 lakh to COVID widows Guwahati: Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Sunday rolled out a scheme to provide one-time financial assistance of Rs 2.5 lakh each to all widows, whose husbands died due to COVID-19, if their annual family income is less than Rs 5 lakh. PTI RG RG

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